Mail Heading to dead.letter
andy.christianson.2 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 12:53:00 UTC 2008
Sendmail is running & DNS is working. See the following output:
[root at fbsd /home/andy]# /etc/rc.d/sendmail status
sendmail_submit is running as pid 71703.
sendmail_clientmqueue is running as pid 675.
[root at fbsd /home/andy]# ping gmail.com
PING gmail.com (126.96.36.199): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=0 ttl=239 time=19.943 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=1 ttl=239 time=22.096 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=239 time=22.568 ms
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=3 ttl=239 time=19.368 ms
--- gmail.com ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 19.368/20.994/22.568/1.364 ms
[root at fbsd /home/andy]# mail andy.christianson.2 at gmail.com
This is a test!!
[root at fbsd /home/andy]# exit
[andy at fbsd ~]$ mail andy.christianson.2 at gmail.com
Subject: Another test!!
Test sent from a normal user
[andy at fbsd ~]$ /home/andy/dead.letter... Saved message in
On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 3:32 AM, Ruben de Groot <mail25 at bzerk.org> wrote:
> Check if sendmail is running and your DNS is working.
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 09:26:50PM -0400, Andy Christianson typed:
> > Whenever I send any email from my normal user account, it goes straight
> > dead.letter, even if I attempt to mail a local user. When I try to send
> > as root, it simply does not send. I have a very basic, updated FreeBSD
> > installation. Mail has not worked since I installed 7.0 about 42 days
> ago. I
> > am able to ping internet addresses as well as well as resolve domain
> > At the very least, can someone point me in the correct direction to start
> > debugging this? I have read relevant sections in the FreeBSD handbook as
> > well as sendmail manpages, etc.
> > Thanks in advance for any help!
> > -Andy
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